The National Lottery’s ‘Guru’ ads are by creative agency DDFH&B

Advertising and communications group DDFH&B made a profit of €2.8 million in 2014, down 4 per cent on the previous year, according to accounts rec(...)

Seamus Cawley, known in his hometown of Rathkeale, Co Limerick, as “Marathon Man” because of the number of marathons he’s run, romped to victory by winning a one-tenth share of last weekend’s €3.88 million Lotto jackpot, along with nine friends. File photograph: iStock Photo

One of the latest National Lottery winners has said the first thing he’s going to fork out for is to stop a leak at his home which Irish Water told hi(...)

The charges allege that while occupying a position in which he was expected to safeguard the financial interests of the company, Timothy James Douglas (40) activated batches of UK National Lottery scratchcards but did not put them on public display for sale. Photograph: National Lottery website

A Ballymena man was on Thursday ordered to stand trial accused of a £16,000 Lotto scratchcard fraud. At the town’s Magistrates Court, Timothy James D(...)

A single ticket has won the Lotto jackpot of more than €5 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

One lucky ticket-holder has won the Lotto jackpot worth more than €5 million. The single winning ticket, which is worth €5,318,670, was sold in the m(...)

A south Dublin couple have collected their Lotto jackpot of €7,384,790. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A south Dublin couple have collected their Lotto jackpot of €7,384,790, following a September draw. The couple bought the winning ticket in the Super(...)

National Lottery machine: in 2014 the business raised €195 million for  charity and sports, down from €205.9 million in 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Money generated for good causes by the National Lottery fell again last year, largely because of costs related to the privatisation of the franchise. (...)

The C&AG report reveals that while €217 million was disbursed to various sporting and charitable programmes last year under the umbrella of lotto funding, only €178 million came directly from the fund

Almost 20 per cent of money given out to good causes under the auspices of the National Lottery came directly from the Government rather than ticket s(...)

 For the first time, tonight’s Lotto players will choose from a panel of 47 numbers instead of 45. Photograph: Getty Images

It could be you, but it probably won’t be. The chances of winning tonight’s Lotto, ditching the job and splurging on a Caribbean holiday are more re(...)

The operator has been under fire for a series of outages and technical mishaps, the worst of which resulted in the cancellation of a draw for the first time, in February.

The National Lottery said its website went down on Wednesday night for several hours as part of a scheduled break in service to accommodate the switch(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan in action against Waterford in the recent All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Hogan has been fortright in his views on the current format of the league structure. Photograph: Inpho.

This is a drum I’ve beaten before but it needs to be beaten again. Why? Well a wide-reaching decision with fairly serious consequences for many hurlin(...)